Statewide Access / Comments Senior Citizen Pass and Suggestions Statewide Access Passes and Senior GATRA welcomes questions and concerns Citizen Passes are issued by GATRA to regarding Dial-A-Ride service at the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority ADA eligible customers with a permanent Consumer Advisory Committee meetings. To address questions or concerns over the or temporary disability. The photo ID telephone, please call GATRA Dial-A-Ride entitles the bearer to a reduced fare on at 508.966.0398. GATRA and all Massachusetts public fixed- route buses and MBTA trains. An application for the Statewide Access Pass or Senior Citizen Pass may be obtained by calling GATRA at any of the numbers listed in this brochure. Dial-A-Ride proudly serving the mobility needs of seniors and people with disabilities in BELLINGHAM with safe, comfortable and affordable Bellingham Council on Aging curb-to-curb service DIAL-A-RIDE Call The MBTA “Charlie” Card may be SERVICE HOURS obtained from GATRA upon request. 508.966.0398 For more information regarding the MBTA Bellingham, MA 02019 “Charlie” Card, please call 508.823.8828 40 Blackstone Street GATRA’s Dial-A-Ride service ext. 275. www.gatra.org is offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dial-A-Ride Operated for GATRA by Bellingham Senior Center Welcome to Riding Dial-A-Ride is Dial-A-Ride Dial-A-Ride as easy as 1-2-3! Guidelines Recommended 1. To be considered for Dial-A-Ride service, Dial-A-Ride service is considered “on time” Donations customers must complete GATRA’s if the vehicle arrives at the pick-up point LOCAL GATRA’s Statewide Access Pass and ADA Paratransit Eligibility Application Form between 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the scheduled pick-up time. Local transportation includes: within Town, to Towns bordering Bellingham, and all other rides within a 10 mile radius. There is Dial-A-Ride Service! and/or a senior application. If you require assistance, you must no fee charged at this time to Bellingham residents for this service. Donations, 2. HAVE YOUR TRIP INFORMATION complete a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) however, are gratefully accepted and are What is Dial-A-Ride? READY BEFORE CALLING. Exact registration form along with being certified used to extend the service by paying for address and requested travel dates and with GATRA. The aide must act as a PCA expenses over and above the amount times are required. and not a companion. You and your aide provided by the Town. The average Dial-A-Ride is shared curb-to-curb must have the same origin and destination. donation ranges from as little as 50¢ each transportation serving customers 60 years 3. Call the Dial-A-Ride number and make way for a ride close to home to $5 each of age or older and/or those who meet the your reservation! You may also bring one companion. You way for a more outlying location. requirements of the Americans with Donations may be deposited in a container Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). and your companion must have the same for that purpose on each van or dropped Making a Reservation origin and destination. Additional off at the Bellingham Senior Center. companions may ride on an available Who is eligible? seating basis only. Reservations for LONG DISTANCE Reservations are taken Monday through companions and/or PCAs must be made Very limited long distance service is Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the same time you call to make your currently available (for medical appoint- 1. Persons 60 years of age or older and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. reservation. ments only) and may be requested by 2. Persons who are not 60 years of age but have a disability and are ADA eligible. calling the Transportation Coordinator at For example, a person with a disability You must reserve local rides from 1-14 days If you need to cancel or reschedule a 508.966.0398 at least a week in advance in advance. When making a reservation, for locations like Framingham, Worcester, that limits one major life function and trip, you must call at least one hour before clearly explain where you are to be picked Providence or Boston. Exact address and cannot, because of the disability, use the scheduled pick-up time. If you fail to requested travel times are required. The public fixed-route accessible bus up and your destination. cancel a requested trip, this will be suggested donation per round trip is $25. transportation. Seniors may meet both considered a “No Show”. Checks may be made payable to the age and disability qualifications. Cancellations for the following Monday will Town of Bellingham. be accepted by calling on Saturday or Sunday and leaving a message on our Please Note... answering machine. TELEPHONE Dial-A-Ride drivers are trained in vehicle operation, customer assistance, CPR, first aid, and sensitivity training NUMBER to better address the needs of our customers. Drivers are not required to handle packages or equipment. Please 508.966.0398 bring only what you, or someone traveling with you, can safely carry on and off the vehicle in one trip.